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Southern California
Training Day

Lynn McMullen
Department of Peace National Campaign Coordinator

PEACEMASTERS - June 24, 2008 - 7:00p.m.

at The Unity Center, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego 92126 at 7:00p.m.
The topic: How to protect our children from bullying and violence!
The format: A panel discussion.
Featuring: Education and counseling professionals; members of the Peace Patrol and the Student Peace Alliance.
Come with questions -- leave with answers!
You will learn:

  • How to prevent or help stop school violence
  • How HR 808, the Department of Peace Bill, can fund and manage programs
  • How to recognize signs of Bullying
  • Coping skills for children and parents
  • Anger management tips

For more information, contact Sue Trisler at

All are welcome. In addition to the panel of experts, taking your questions, we'll briefly discuss the Department of Peace legislation, for the benefit of those unfamiliar with it.

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A World Beyond Violence –
2008 California Department of Peace Conference

Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace
  • August 1 through 3, 2008
  • On the campus of the University of California, Berkeley
  • Keynote address by Marianne Williamson
  • "Early Bird" registration rates available before July 12, 2008!
  • Affordable housing and dining options available!
  • Find out more and register for the Conference!

Morse High School Peace Day event with Ben & Jerry's in San Diego

Peace signs at the Ben & Jerry's table at Morse High School's Peace Day event

Over 500 Morse High School students were treated to FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream on Tuesday, September 21st, the United Nations International Day of Peace as part of a nation-wide kickoff campaign in support of the Youth PROMISE Act. Ben & Jerry's supported The Peace Alliance and Student Peace Alliance at events in 8 cities around the country, including San Diego.

Flashing Peace signs at the Morse High School's Peace Day event

Sue Trisler from AFDOP addressed the students with the importance of the day and explaining what the Youth PROMISE Act is all about. The action item the students took at Morse and nearby Knox Preparatory School was writing a postcard to First Lady Michelle Obama with their own ideas as to how to reduce violence in their neighborhoods. Guest speaker Elder Glenn McKinney, Youth Pastor from St. Stephen's Cathedral, also talked with many students and encouraged them how they can create a culture of peace.

Kids attend Morse High School's Peace Day event

The favorite flavor of the day was "Imagine Whirled Peace," which included a caramel swirled ice cream with mini peace-symbol chocolate chips! A very special thanks to the staff at the Seaport Village Ben & Jerry's for supplying the ice cream for students, faculty and visitors.

Did you know that there is a Bill in Congress to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace?

House Bill is # H.R. 808
Under this Bill The Department of Peace would have jurisdiction both internationally and domestically:

Internationally ~ it would provide the President with specific, proven options for non-violent resolution of conflict and highly sophisticated peacemaking strategies for post-war stabilization.

Domestically ~ the Department of Peace would have jurisdiction to address national and local issues including: drug and gang violence, school bullying, prison reform and domestic abuse.

Government agencies currently addressing these problems are scattered among numerous departments. Under this Bill, all would be coordinated under one umbrella to increase efficiency and effectiveness (like Homeland Security).

The Department of Peace would establish a Peace Academy, patterned after the military academies, where students would learn peaceful conflict resolution skills and, after graduation, would serve in peace-related postings here at home or abroad.

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International Conference Endorses U.S. Department Of Peace ~
People's International Initiative
For Departments of Peace in governments around the world
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People's International Initiative for Dept. of Peace in governments around the world

PLUS: City Councils across the U.S. are acknowledging the practical impact a Dept. of Peace will have at reducing violence in our nation and abroad. Eighteen cities have endorsed so far, representing a collective population of over 6.5 million people, including: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Jose and more!

AFDOP San Diegans with Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Americans for the Department of Peace (AFDOP) is the Southern California grassroots citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace.

“The Peace Alliance”, which you'll find at, is the national campaign organization.

Americans for the Department of Peace - Peace is the destination AND the journey